In one of the most affluent counties in the region, Britepaths still has its work cut out for it. Most clients are single parents working multiple jobs and earning an average of just $22,000 a year. Food Bridge provides short-term assistance to help them over rough spots with four to six months of groceries while Project Bridge offers case management and workforce development. The Naomi Project works with at-risk pregnant women, and the Financial Literacy Program teaches basic budgeting and financial skills that empower people to take control of their lives. Mentoring takes matters further, working with motivated clients to create a spending plan, organize bills, review credit reports, and develop action plans. Back-to-School provides backpacks, calculators, and school supplies to low-income children in Fairfax public schools, and as a partner of the Collect for Kids consortium it makes deeply discounted purchases – and reaches more kids. Holiday Assistance means food, gifts, and joy for struggling families during stressful times. There are so many ways that you can help!

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income


  • Number of hours of volunteer work we record annually:   8,100
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   2,800
  • Clients receiving financial mentoring, counseling or budget classes annually:   670
  • Students receiving school supply assistance annually:   2,500

Awards & Recognition

Best Charity in Northern Virginia, Virginia Living Magazine, June 2015
Fairfax County Commission on Human Rights' 32nd Annual Human Rights Award, April 2010
The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission presented Our Daily Bread with a Human Rights Award on May 4, 2010. The award recognized Our Daily Bread for its on-going efforts to “prevent homelessness by providing a ‘hand up’ as opposed to a ‘hand down,’ so families can make ends meet while they work on getting back on track. The core programs are emergency food and financial assistance to fulfill the basic needs that often go unmet during job loss and medical/mental health crises.”
Fairfax City EDA Gives ODB Honorable Mention for Heritage Award, May 2009
The City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority gave Our Daily Bread an honorable mention in the Heritage category for its first City of Fairfax Business Appreciation Awards program. More than 40 businesses and local organizations were nominated in five award categories.

Press

  • The Gift of Giving
    Tue Nov 1 2016, Fairfax Woman Magazine  
    Laura and her family sponsored a mom and kids in need for the holidays and learned that they received much more than they gave...

  • Welcome to Britepaths!
    Thu Sep 1 2016, Fairfax Woman Magazine  
    On July 21, 2016, Our Daily Bread was joined by friends and supporters to launch its new name and brand: Britepaths.

  • Wearing His Art on His Sleeve
    Wed May 18 2016, Burke Connection  
    An article about Our Daily Bread's 2nd annual Artful Living event on 4/23, centered around autistic teen artist Ben Breaux.

  • A Fresh Bonus for Struggling Families
    Fri May 6 2016, Fairfax Woman Magazine  
    Fairfax Woman Magazine highlights Our Daily Bread's Our Daily Veggies farmers market voucher program for Food Bridge Program clients.

  • Artful Living Art Show
    Mon Apr 18 2016, Great Day Washington Show, WUSA-9  
    Our Daily Bread Board Member Catherine Read and artist Angelika Schafer shared some art works and discussed ODB's 4/23 Artful Living event.

Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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